A Critical review on Pharmacodynamics of Basti Chikitsa and its action on Enteric Nervous System
Keywords:Basti, Virya, Enema therapy, Enteric nervous system
Ayurveda being an ancient science it has developed through many experiences and experiment in medicines. Panchakarma therapy is a very imperative and essential part of Ayurvedic treatment. Panchakarma (Vaman,Virechan, Nasya, Anuvasan & niruha) practices to get complete cure of disease, Basti is the main treatment as it possesses a wide spectrum of effects and is thought to be the Ardhachikitsa (50% of all treatment modality) in Ayurveda. Though Basti is given in the Pakvashaya (Rectum and Colon) its active ingredients i.e. â€œVirya of the Bastiâ€ spreads in the entire body to get desire action. BastiVirya may act through enteric nervous system (ENS). The gastrointestinal system has a network of nerve fibres, which is known as â€˜Enteric Nervous System (ENS). Similar to brain, ENS sends and receives impulses; record experiences and responds to various stimuli.
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